Melinda Colby started as our new Director of Project Management. Melinda comes to us from Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in Nacogdoches, Texas where she was the director of the project management office for 2 years. Just prior, she had served as the assistant director, for a total of 8+ years in project management, and helped to establish the office when the university was going through a major ERP conversion. She has worked in higher education for over 25 years and brings an understanding of a university environment, its culture, and its needs. Melinda also received her bachelors and masters from SFA and obtained her PMP certification in 2014.
Melinda and her husband, Mike, have one son, Brady. Mike will be relocating to the Dallas area at a later date but their son already lives here. She is looking forward to establishing the PMO at UTD, getting it staffed, and serving as a resource to the faculty and staff of the university.